Carnivorous Plant Is Clever Even Without a Brain

January 14, 2015 12:02 AM

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Formulating a clever strategy doesn’t require a brain, proves a new study on carnivorous pitcher plants, which vary their bug-trapping techniques in order to obtain the most food.

The discovery, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, demonstrates that evolved strategies can at times be just as effective as thinking through problems in response to certain challenges.

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